AAPT Summer Meeting 2020 in Grand Rapids, MI

AAPT 2020 Summer Meeting in Grand Rapids Changed to Virtual Meeting

The health and well-being of AAPT members and staff, as well as the Grand Rapids community, is our top priority. As a result, we will be offering the AAPT 2020 Summer Meeting, currently scheduled for July 18-22, 2020, as a virtual meeting. Our national conferences provide many rich opportunities to develop community and engage and learn from one another - we are committed to providing a space to do this, online, this summer. We have made arrangements with the hotel and convention center to be back in person, in Grand Rapids, for Summer 2022.  

The decision to postpone the meeting was based on continuing concerns about the global pandemic, the continued need for physical distancing, the significant risks of large gatherings, and the possibility of a second wave of infections.  We recognize that this meeting has already taken hours of our members’ time to develop presentations, workshops, sessions, posters and other aspects of the program.  We look forward to working with membership to prepare an exciting program for a Virtual 2020 Summer Meeting.  We thank you for your support and your patience as we continue to work together through this unprecedented situation.  Please look for additional communications regarding V-SM20 in the near future.

Jan Mader, AAPT President Elect and SM20 Program Chair, Great Falls Public School District
Brad Ambrose, SM20 Local Host, Grand Valley State University
Chandralekha Singh, AAPT President, University of Pittsburgh
Mel Sabella, AAPT Past President, Chicago State University
Beth A. Cunningham, AAPT Executive Officer
Tiffany Hayes, AAPT Director of Programs & Conferences

Submit an Abstract! - abstract deadline - June 3

New Sessions Added: 

1. Remote Delivery of Introductory Physics Labs Lessons and Victories
2. Remote Delivery of Advanced Physics Labs Lessons and Victories
3. Remote Delivery of High School Labs: Use of Existing Teaching Resources
4. K-12 (Intro UG, AD UG) Physics Courses and Labs in the Shadow of COVID19

Please contribute papers highlighting the range of challenges and the successes experienced, including pedagogical strategies, evaluation and assessment techniques, educational Fatigue and stress, and issues of equity and inclusion. 

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